June 26, 2007

Dog days of Summer News

It has been a steady summer with photo sessions in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal. I have met some wonderful dogs with great names like: Monty, Hoyo, Remus, Tak and Timmie to name a few. Their dog books are turning out wonderful and I am very excited to see them coming in soon.

Check out www.pamperedpuppy.com as of July 1st for an article on URBAN dog photog.

B.A.R.K. is holding a new event for all us that love to support saving and helping dogs. The first annual Pooches Picnic is set for August 26 in the Arboretum. Check out the info here B.A.R.K. I am working with Sharon to get as many vendors as possible at this event, so if you are interested in being a vendor please contact Sharon at smckeil@primus.ca

Their Annual fundraiser in May was a huge success! B.A.R.K.'S 6th Annual "Woofs and Wags" Walkathon was an overwhelming success. We raised $55,000. We had about 700 people walking, great prizes and a lot of fun at the BBQ after the walk. Partnering with the Ottawa Sun brought in many more people through increased advertising and much work from their PR people to heighten awareness of abused abandoned dogs.The Sun provided a trophy for the team collecting the most money which was won by the Katrina Dog Team that raised over $4000. headed by Gloria Baggs. Gloria heads Catahouls rescue in Eastern Ontario and she recruited many of her "Houla" people to help the team. Next year we plan to make her a new signthat says "Kats and Houlas". And just an update that the photos will be sent out this week as they are at the printer as of today! There were over 200 dogs photographed so thank you for your patience in getting your 5x7's!

so for all of you who have pre-ordered or inquired, we are getting closer. The designing of each page has taken a lot longer than I had anticipated, but we are so close to final production. As soon as I have them in my hands I will post and contact you immeditely! I am really excited that this calendar will be a great tool for raising funds for the PAWS for Charity group and our efforts in raising funds for breast cancer research.

Lick for Life July 28th
I'll be hosting another Lick for Life event at WAG Doggin it Cafe on Bank Street on July 28th. This is a great way to get a shot of your dog in a pose that you commonly see and laugh at, but may have never captured before! In support of a great company called Lifestream www.animalbloodbank.ca Sign up sheets ill be available soon. Visit Wag to find out more information and see a sample image from previous sessions.